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ESSA Title I Community Engagement


  • Welcome

  • FAQ
  • Office of Community
    Programs Schedule
  • Schools
    Schedule
  • Listing of
    Federal Programs
  • Title Funded Programs
    for FY 2019-2020
  • Building Capacity for
    Parental Involvement
  • Committee
    Members

Welcome

ESSAThe Office of Federal Programs works to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for our children and families. We aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial resources to support districtwide and school initiatives. Each year, Paterson receives federal funds to support the operation of the Title I programs, with a focus in the following areas:

  • Implementing the New Jersey Tiered System of Support (NJTSS)
  • Focusing on grade-level literacy rates
  • Focusing on Algebra I outcomes
  • Supporting a positive school climate
  • Focusing on rates of chronic absenteeism
  • Increasing availability of job-embedded professional development

Formula grants under ESEA that affect the Paterson Public School District are primarily governed by:

  • Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
  • Title II, Part A – Supporting Effective Instruction
  • Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement
  • Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (newly reauthorized under ESSA).

 

 

Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of this web page is to provide the community, parents and district staff with a proactive forum to ask questions about federal programs and funding. It is our goal to promote cooperation and transparency with the help of this webpage.

Please forward all your questions to the following email address: federalprograms@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

Question

Answer

Weren’t there always stakeholder engagement requirements? Which stakeholder engagement requirements are new?

Yes, school districts were always required to consult stakeholders regarding how to spend federal funds received under ESEA.  The NJDOE is emphasizing stakeholder engagement activities as an important and best practice in meeting the needs of students. 

When will school districts be notified of their 2019-20 ESEA allocations?

The NJDOE anticipates notifications will be posted between April and May.  

Do Title I, Part A funds need to be used to provide programs and/or services directly related to standardized test scores?

Title I, Part A funds may be used for a wide variety of activities, programs, and services to improve student achievement.  Some of these may not seem directly related to standardized test scores.  For instance, Title I, Part A funds may be used to reduce chronic absenteeism, implement a tiered system of support and intervention to meet student needs, support health and mental health services, and also may be used for many other programs and activities.

How can Title I, Part A funds be used in a school with a targeted assistance program for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or concurrent enrollment classes (i.e. high school courses for college credit)?

Title I, Part A funds may be used to provide a variety of services to Title I-eligible students in this regard.  For instance, if participating students need additional training prior to entering such courses, the school could use its Title I funds to provide AP/IB preparation activities, such as tutoring.  In addition, the school could use its Title I, Part A funds to pay AP/IB test fees for participating Title I students. 

 

 

Office of Community Programs Schedule

2018-2019 School Year

3/19/19

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pdfMeeting Notes

5/14/19

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Schools

High Schools

School of Information Technology at Eastside, 150 Park Ave., 07501

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School of Government & Public Administration at Eastside, 150 Park Ave., 07501

 

 

 

School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism at Eastside, 150 Park Ave., 07501

 

 

 

International High School and Garrett Morgan Academy, 200 Grand St. 07502

     

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at JFK, 61-127 Preakness Ave., 07502

     

School of Architecture and Construction Trades at JFK, 61-127 Preakness Ave., 07502

 

 

 

School of Business, Technology, Marketing & Finance at JFK, 61-127 Preakness Ave., 07502

 

 

 

School of Education and Training at JFK, 61-127 Preakness Ave., 07502

 

 

 

Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts, 413-12th Ave., 07514

     

Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER), 201 Memorial Dr., 07505

     

Academy of Health Science (HARP), 5 Colt St., 07505

     

Students Transitioning and Achieving Real Success (STARS), 765 14th Ave., 07504

     

Great Falls Academy, 47 State St., 07514

     

Paterson Adult & Continuing Education (PACE), 151 Ellison St., 07505

     

Silk City Academy, 151 Ellison St., 07505

     

Elementary Schools & Academies

Public School No. 1, 1 East 32 St. 07504

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Public School No. 2, 22 Passaic Ave. 07501

     

Public School No. 3, 448 Main St. 07501

     

Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School of Science & Technology, 55 Clinton St. 07522

     

Public School No. 5, 430 Totowa Ave. 07502

     

Public School No. 6, 137 Carroll St. 07501

     

Public School No. 7, 106 Ramsey St. 07501

     

Public School No. 8, 35 Chadwick St. 07503

     

Charles J. Riley, Public School No. 9, 6 Timothy St. 07503

     

Public School No. 10, 48 Mercer St. 07524

     

Newcomers (School 11), 350 Market St. 07501

     

Public School No. 12, 121 No. 2nd St. 07522

     

Public School No. 13, 690 East 23rd St. 07504

     

Public School No. 14, 522 Union Ave. 07522

     

Public School No. 15, 98 Oak St. 07501

     

Public School No. 18, 51 E. 18th St. 07524

     

Public School No. 19, 31 James St. 07502

     

Public School No. 20, 500 E. 37th St. 07504

     

Public School No. 21, 322 10th Ave. 07514

     

Public School No. 24 / Fine & Performing Arts Program, 50 19th Ave. 07513

     

Public School No. 25, 287 Trenton Ave. 07503

     

Public School No. 26, 1 E. 32nd St. 07514

     

Public School No. 27, 250 Richmond Ave. 07502

     

Public School No. 28, 200 Presidential Blvd. 07522

     

Public School No. 29, 88 Danforth Ave. 07501

     

Dale Avenue School, 21 Dale Ave. 07505

     

Early Learning Center, 660 14th Ave. 07504

     

Edward W. Kilpatrick School / Dual Language Program, 295-315 Ellison St. 07501

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, 851 E. 28th St. 07513

     

New Roberto Clemente School, 482-506 Market St. 07501

     

Norman S. Weir School, 152 College Blvd. 07505

     

Roberto Clemente School, 434 Rosa Parks Blvd. 07501

     

Alexander Hamilton Academy, 11-27 16th Ave., 0750

     

Don Bosco Academy, 202 Union Ave. 07502

     

Paterson Academy for the Gifted & Talented, 200 Presidential Blvd. 07522

     

Young Men's Leadership Academy, 13 Wagaraw Blvd., Prospect Park, 07508

     

Urban Leadership Academy, 112 North 5th St., 07522

     

Listing of Federal Programs

Program:    Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
Purpose:    To help local educational agencies (LEAs) improve teaching and learning in high-poverty schools, in particular, for children failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet challenging state academic achievement standards.

 

Program:     Title I, SIA, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs: School Improvement
Purpose:     To help the lowest-achieving schools meet the progress goals in their Title I Program plan. These funds are allocated to low-performing schools to help students achieve academic proficiency and to complement the schools' use of Title I, Part A funds.

 

Program:    Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
Purpose:      To provide grants to state educational agencies and sub-grants to local educational agencies to prepare, train, and recruit high-quality teachers, principals, and other school leaders

 

Program:    Title III - Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
Purpose:    (1) To help ensure that English learners attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English, (2) to assist all English learners to achieve at high levels in academic subjects, (3) to assist teachers, principals and other school leaders, state educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs designed to assist in teaching English learners, (4) to assist teachers principals and other school leaders, state educational agencies, and local educational agencies to develop and enhance their capacity to provide effective instructional programs designed to prepare English learners to enter all-English instructional settings, and (5) to promote parental, family, and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents, families, and communities of English learners.

 

Program:    Title IV, Part A - the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program
Purpose:     (1) To provide all students with a well-rounded education and provide all students access to an enriched curriculum and educational experience, (2) to foster safe, healthy, supportive, and drug free environments that support student academic achievement, (3) to increase access to personalized, rigorous learning experiences supported by the use of technology to improve academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

 

Title Funded Programs for Fiscal Year 2019-20

Program: Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies

   1. Summer school programs

   2. After-school programs

   3. District content supervisors

   4. Programs for parental involvement

   5. Professional development for teachers

   6. Supporting school operations (Whole School Reform)

  7. Federal program administration

 

Program: Title I, SIA, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs: School Improvement

   1. Supporting programs that are identified as “Comprehensive Schools”

   2. Supporting programs that are identified as “Targeted Schools”

 

Program: Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

   1. Transfer resources to Title I to support comprehensive strategies

 

Program: Title III - Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students

   1. Supporting School Operations (WSR)

   2. Language Learning Software (Achieve 3000)

 

Program: Title IV, Part A - the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program

   1. Transfer resources to Title I support comprehensive strategies

 

Building Capacity for Parental Involvement

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, each school and local educational agency

(1) shall provide assistance to parents of children served by the school or local educational agency, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the State's academic content standards and State student academic achievement standards, State and local academic assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children;

(2) shall provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve their children's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement;

(3) shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school;

(4) shall, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children;

(5) shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand;

(6) may involve parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of such training;

(7) may provide necessary literacy training from funds received under this part if the local educational agency has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for such training;

(8) may pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental involvement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions;

(9) may train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents;

(10) may arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to maximize parental involvement and participation;

(11) may adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement;

(12) may establish a districtwide parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in programs supported under this section;

(13) may develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities; and

(14) shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this section as parents may request.

ESSA Title I Stakeholders Engagement Committee

Committee members

Chairperson/Facilitator

Marguerite Sullivan

Members

Bridget Arrick

Rosalie Bespalko

Sherri Brackett

Deborah Charreun-Castano

Irene DelRosso

Rosie Grant

Tammie Harrell-Simons

Dr. Chanie Peterson

Linda Reid

Farhanna Sayegh

Joy Spinelli

Devon Troxler

 

 

 

 

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